To “leave no one behind”, we must measure inequalities – but with what conceptual frameworks? The “elephant” chart above, prepared by Branko Milanovic, shows real incomes received during 1988-2008 (vertical axis) by various shares of the global population (horizontal axis).
Posts Categorized: Development 2.0
Last month’s “Healthcare Heroes” was our fifth innovation camp in five years. For the uninitiated, social innovation camps are intended as a space for using tech to solve social challenges. These two-day events help to crowdsource ideas, especially from those citizens (youth, or minorities) who are often lacking access to contribute to issues directly affecting… Read more »
The economic losses of Moldova related to natural disasters are almost 61 million USD. The disastrous droughts of 2007 and 2012 affected over 70 per cent of the territory of the country. They were also historically the most severe droughts in the entire instrumental record period. Though the intensity and frequency of such disasters are expected… Read more »
70 percent of the population in Tajikistan lives in rural and mountainous areas, where electricity is available only for up to three hours a day. At the same time, the country enjoys 280-330 sunny days a year. It’s not rocket science figuring out that solar energy might be the perfect answer to Tajikistan’s energy challenges.
In the recent years, we are seeing an increased focus on delivering cash via vouchers, mobile money or cash-in-hand as part of development and humanitarian projects. Imagine a case like this: An earthquake has just happened, and there’s an urgent need to clear debris and rubble, as well as manage waste. Locals are employed on… Read more »
A recent evaluation of our work by MindLab gave us an opportunity for reflection. “Embedding innovation in our business processes” is an aspirational mantra we often hear. We realize now that the mantra, with its emphasis on system thinking, goes against the very grain of the culture of a very project-orientated organisation. What we… Read more »
According to some estimates, achieving the Global Goals will cost $172.5 trillion by 2030. Consider that aid towards developing countries currently sits around $350 billion annually. It’s clear there is a major gap in funding between where we are and where we want to go. Some relevant questions we often ask ourselves: How can we… Read more »
In emergency response, every minute matters. Every minute, more than 270,000 tweets get published worldwide, Google receives no less than 4 million search queries, and over 200 million emails are sent. We now live in a world where 90 percent of the data out there today has been created in the last two years… Read more »
With growing internal migration and weakening economic situation in the region, it is no surprise that the isolation is becoming an increasing issue in Kyrgyzstan. According to the Social Fund, over 38% retirees live below the minimum living wage, with more than 5,000 claiming they feel lonely. Liudmila is a 77-year-old lady who has been… Read more »
In my 13+ years with UNDP, I have seen EMIS go from a conceptual idea to a fully functioning application to its scale-up beyond Croatian borders. My name is Sandra, and these are the top five things about EMIS I want to share with you: